Refugee Law and the Measure of Globalisation

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The starting point of this article is the contemporary decline in state commitments to the central principles of refugee law, a trend in which Australia is a leader but is by no means alone. The central argument is that this phenomenon is linked to globalising forces and perceived threats to state sovereignty, including a marked growth in the importance of human rights law. The article considers the uneasy relationship between human rights law and refugee law as an example of the type of paradox that typifies globalisation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-82
Number of pages21
JournalLaw in Context
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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